Team Kaobon

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Coordinates: 53°24′8.7″N 2°56′18″W / 53.402417°N 2.93833°W / 53.402417; -2.93833

Team Kaobon
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Est. 2002 (as "Fighters and Fitness")
Founded by Colin Heron (originally founded as "Fighters and Fitness"
Primary trainers Colin Heron (Head coach)
Marcelo Brigadeiro (Luta Livre coach)
Shane Rigby (Wrestling coach)
Andy Aspinall (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach)
Juddas Clottey (Boxing coach)
Current titleholders Mark Adams - BAMMA Featherweight champion
Neil Adams - K-1 UK Max champion and various kickboxing/thaiboxing titles
Rob Sinclair - BAMMA Lightweight champion
Prominent fighters Terry Etim (UFC)
Paul Kelly (UFC)
Paul Taylor (UFC)
Paul Sass (UFC)
Mark Adams (BAMMA Featherweight champion)
Martin Stapleton (former Ultimate Fighter participant)
Training facilities Liverpool, Chester, London
Website Team Kaobon Homepage

Team Kaobon formerly known as Fighters and Fitness[1] is a mixed martial arts team from Liverpool, England. The team is known for being the training camp of multiple English lightweight fighters based in the Ultimate Fighting Championships - the top MMA organisation - as well as domestically.


Team Kaobon one of a few MMA gyms based in Liverpool, England (such as The Wolfslair and Next Generation MMA) and was formerly known as "Fighters and Fitness".[2] It has been home to many MMA fighters who have competed domestically in promotions like BAMMA, as well as abroad in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The gym has undergone changes in recent years, to which Colin Heron, the founder attributed to the growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Notable fighters[edit]

The following notable fighters have been associated with Team Kaobon


  1. ^ "Welcome to Team Kaobon". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kaobon: A fight team in a fight town". April 6, 2010.